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Fastest ARM chips are comparable to Intel’s slowest Atom chips

Over the past few years ARM-based processors have been getting more and more powerful, while chip makers have been working to make x86 chips more power efficient. So it should come as no surprise that we’ll soon see smartphones and tablets with Intel chips. But we may also see laptop and desktop computers with ARM […]

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Spark Linux tablet now available for pre-order

The Spark tablet is a 7 inch tablet designed around an open hardware and software platform. It will ship with open source Linux-based software, but the bootloader will also be unlocked, allowing anyone to customize the tablet with any software they like. KDE developer Aaron Seigo introduced the tablet last month, and now he’s announced […]

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Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 9 for the HP TouchPad now available

Want to make sure you have the latest features and bug fixes for Android 4.0 for the HP TouchPad? Now there are unofficial nightly builds of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha available. Update 3/27/2012: Now there are also official nightlies available.  The nightlies are basically what you get when you take CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 6 for the TouchPad […]

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Archos G9 tablets with Android 4.0 up for pre-order ($270 and up)

The Archos G9 tablets are the first tablets from the company to feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb and access to the Google Android Market. But soon Archos will start loading its 8 and 10 inch tablets with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Dynamism is already taking pre-orders for the new models. Archos 101 G9 ICS […]

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Tablet maker Archos doubles its sales in 2011

French consumer electronics company Archos has been making Android tablets for longer than almost anyone. But the company’s early models were niche devices at best. Now Archos is reporting that the company increased sales by 106 percent in 2011 and has become one of the top sellers of tablets in Europe. In 2010, Archos generated […]

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Fujitsu 2012 roadmap shows ultrabooks, tablets, detachable slate

Fujitsu is starting to provide a glimpse at its upcoming computers and accessories for 2012. Romanian site imidoresc.ro has posted a few slides from a recent event, and they show a number of intriguing products including new tablets and notebooks. In the notebook space, it looks like Fujitsu plans to launch two new ultrabooks in May, 2012. […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 could launch February 21st

Research in Motion has promised to release a major software update for the BlackBerry PlayBook this month — and now it looks like the company has picked a date: February 21st. The folks at Berry Review note that Research in Motion mentioned the date during a webcast for game developers. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 will […]

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Amazon may have shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fires last year

Amazon has never been shy about tooting its own horn, regularly issuing press releases proclaiming excellent sales figures for the Kindle line of eReaders or more recently the Kindle Fire tablet. But the company has been reluctant to actually say just how many devices it’s sold. Now the folks at iSuppli have put together an educated […]